Priyanka Podugu

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Priyanka Podugu serves as the Education and Research Associate for the NACDL’s Fourth Amendment Center. She is responsible for assisting in the drafting, editing and strategic dissemination of various reports and educational pieces, maintaining the Center’s case database, and planning webinars, meetings and trainings. Priyanka also provides administrative support to the Center’s Director, and she assists the Sr. Litigation Counsel and Staff Attorney in research and resource collection on emerging surveillance technologies.

Priyanka graduated from Brown University in 2020 with a degree in Political Science. At Brown, she served as a first-year student peer adviser, and she was also the Managing Editor and Vice President of The Brown Daily Herald, Brown’s main campus newspaper. During her senior year, she authored an honors thesis that examined the due process rights of noncitizen civilians during national security and immigration cases. She won the “Best Honors Thesis in Political Theory Award” from Brown’s Political Science Department for her research. Prior to working at the NACDL, Priyanka interned on Capitol Hill, and she worked with LGBTQ youth in Cleveland while serving as an intern for the city’s LGBT Center. She also served as a Research Assistant to Professor Corey Brettschneider, editing drafts of his upcoming books that cover a number of subjects in constitutional law from free speech to impeachment.

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